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News Regarding Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark. (VIDEO)

MaryOn Monday, August 18, 2014, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark attended the conference, Invest in Girls and Women: Everybody Wins, organized by Women Deliver and held at the Landstingssalen at Christiansborg Palace in Copenhagen.

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And, finally, last evening the future queen of Denmark presided over the 2014 Hans Christian Andersen Literature Award ceremony held at the Odense Koncerthus in Odense. The recipient of the 2014 HC Award went to British writer, Sir Salman Rushdie.

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Their Imperial Majesties Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko Attend a Memorial Service in Tokyo. (VIDEOS)


On Friday, August 15, 2014, Their Imperial Majesties Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan arrived at the Nippon Budokan Hall in the Chiyoda Ward in Tokyo to attend a memorial service honoring the war dead as well as to mark the 69th anniversary of the end of World War II.

His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark Participates in a Golf Tournament.

FredOn August 13, 2014, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark participated in the Made in Denmark Pro-Am golf tournament held at the Himmerland Golf & Spa Resort in Aalborg, Denmark.

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News Regarding His Royal Highness Prince Harry of Wales. (VIDEO)

On Wednesday, August 13, 2014, His Royal Highness Prince Harry of Wales arrived at Potters Field in London to attend the British Armed Forces team announcement for the upcoming Invictus Games, a multi-sport event for injured armed services personnel from 14 nations.

Her Highness Princess Nathalie zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg Expecting Her Second Child.

berleburgAccording to the Danish magazine, BT — via Billed Bladet — Her Highness Princess Nathalie zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and her husband, Mr. Alexander Johannsmann, are expecting their second child together. The baby is due sometime in February 2015.

Congrats to the couple!

Their Majesties King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain Visit the Raixa Country Estate. (VIDEO)


On Monday, August 11, 2014, Their Majesties King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain accompanied by their two daughters, Her Royal Highness Princess Leonor and Her Royal Highness Princess Sofia, visited the historic Raixa country estate in Bunyola on the island of Mallorca.

According to the website, See Mallorca, the Raxia country estate, located in the Tramuntana mountains, dates back to the 13th century:

“The house has passed through several noble families through the centuries, and was transformed to its present Italian style villa in the 18th century.

The estate consists of several homes arranged around a central courtyard, with several farm buildings. The present gardens date to the 19th century, and feature a large pond, the gardens of Apollo and the southern gardens. To the east lie faux ‘ruins’ (common for this period) such as a manmade grotto, a neo-Arabic view point and a neoclassical temple.”

His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge to Become an Air Ambulance Pilot. (VIDEOS)



On Thursday, August 7, 2014, Kensington Palace announced that His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge will become an air ambulance pilot with East Anglian Air Ambulance. Training will begin in the Fall of 2014.

Per the press release:

“After completing a mandatory period of training this autumn and winter, The Duke will start work with the Air Ambulance, based at Cambridge and Norwich Airports and flying both day and night shifts, in spring 2015. The Duke will start as a co-pilot but, after a period of training, will be qualified to fly as a helicopter commander.

This job will be the Duke’s primary occupation, but his roster will take into account the duties and responsibilities he will continue to undertake on behalf of The Queen, both in the United Kingdom and overseas. The Duke will also continue his work with his patronages and with the Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry.

In common with all other East Anglian Air Ambulance pilots, The Duke will be formally employed by Bond Air Services. He will draw a salary which he will donate in full to charity.

The Duke will begin training for his Air Transport Pilot’s License (Helicopter) in September, which is estimated to take a minimum of five months to complete. The Duke will continue to undertake engagements on behalf of The Queen and his charitable affiliations during this time.

Training for the ATPL (H) will culminate in 14 examinations and a flight test.

The job will build on The Duke’s operational experience in the Royal Air Force Search and Rescue Force, which His Royal Highness completed in September 2013. During this time he undertook more than 150 search and rescue operations.”

Their Majesties King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain Holiday on the Island of Palma de Mallorca. (VIDEO)


On August 5, 2014, Their Majesties King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain accompanied by their two daughters, Their Royal Highnesses Infanta Leonore and Infanta Sofia, met with the press outside Palacio de Marivent on the island of Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

The royal family will remain on holiday on the lovely island for the next several days.

TRHs The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and HRH Prince Harry of Wales Visit the Tower of London. (VIDEOS)



On Tuesday, August 5, 2014, Their Royal Highnesses The Duke of Cambridge and Duchess of Cambridge accompanied by His Royal Highness Prince Harry of Wales arrived at the moat at the Tower of London to view artist, Mr. Paul Cummins, poppy field art installation, Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red, as well as to commemorate Britain’s entry into the First World War on August 4, 1914.

Members of the Danish Royal Family Pose for the Press at Gråsten Slot. (VIDEOS)

QMII & Henrik 2012On Thursday, July 24, 2014, Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II and His Royal Highness Prince Henrik of Denmark accompanied by Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark and their four children, Their Royal Highnesses Prince Joachim and Princess Marie of Denmark and their family, Her Royal Highness Princess Benedikte of Denmark, Her Highness Princess Alexandra of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and Count Jefferson von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth and their children, posed for the press during their traditional happy family holiday at Gråsten Slot in southern Denmark.

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VIDEO VIDEO 2, Photo Gallery, Photo Gallery 2

Photo courtesy of Kongehuset

News Regarding Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands. (VIDEOS)



On Wednesday, July 23, 2014, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands accompanied by the Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Mr. Mark Rutte, His Royal Highness Prince Laurent of Belgium, the Governor-General of Australia, Mr. Peter Cosgrove, the Australian Foreign Minister, Ms. Julie Bishop, various dignitaries as well as families and friends attended a solemn ceremony at Eindhoven Airbase to witness the arrival of planes from Ukraine carrying the remains of the victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 (MH17).

MH17 was shot down last Thursday, July 17, 2014, by a BUK ground-to-air missile killing 298 innocent passengers and crew members.

 

Their Imperial Majesties Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan Visit a Shopping Center in Minamisanriku. (VIDEOS)


On Wednesday, July 23, 2014, Their Imperial Majesties Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan visited the Minamisanriku Sun Shopping Village in Minamisanriku in the Miyagi Prefecture.

According to Kyodo News, the town of Minamisanriku:

“…was devastated in the March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami that claimed more than 15,000 lives. [In 2012] the shopping village was opened and consists of 32 restaurants and shops.”

Their Majesties King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain Visit Paris, France. (VIDEOS)

On Tuesday, July 22, 2014, Their Majesties King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain arrived in Paris, France, for a one-day official visit.

After landing at the airport where they were warmly welcomed to France by various government officials Their Majesties arrived at the Palais de l’Élysée to attend a luncheon held in their honor and hosted by the President of France, Mr. François Hollande.

In the afternoon, Their Majesties attended a meeting at the Assemblée Nationale with the Président de l’Assemblée Nationale, Mr. Claude Bartolone, and met with the Prime Minister of France, Mr. Manuel Valls, at the Hôtel Matignon.

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